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    USA Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition


    In order to publish music throughout the world, a music publisher requires the composer or songwriter to assign the copyright for the musical composition over to the publisher. This Assignment of Copyright form is for copyrights registered in the United States.

    • All of the writer's rights in the work are assigned to the publisher, together with all copyright and renewals.
    • The form contains a statement that the composition is a work made for hire under the U.S. Copyright Act.
    • The songwriter will continue to receive any performance royalties that he/she is entitled to receive.

    Download the USA Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition and use it as often as your business requires. Once you buy it, it's yours.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 5036
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    Record producers can write up Recording Contracts for musical artists with this downloadable template which can be used in the United States and Canada.

    • The contract sets out the terms agreed to by the parties for the production and distribution of a master to be recorded by the artist.
    • All expenses will be paid by the record company and reimbursed from gross income from sales of the record.
    • Both parties share artistic control for the recording.
    • The record company will provide session musicians as needed.
    • The artist assigns to the record company all of its right and title in the recording and the material recorded, with an option to purchase the rights back.
    • The artist agrees to actively promote the record through live appearances.

    Independent studios need the same kinds of contracts that major labels have. Don't pay huge legal fees - buy this Recording Contract template, download it and customize it for your unique needs.

    Production Agreement for Master Recordings


    Record producers, write up a contract to produce a demo for a musical artist with this Production Agreement for Master Recordings.

    • The masters will be used as demos and will be shopped around to various record labels in order to attempt to obtain a recording contract for the artist.
    • The artist retains ownership and control of all copyright in the masters and all recordings or reproductions.
    • The producer's compensation takes the form of a royalty and/or commission.
    • The artist has the right to hire other producers for other recording sessions.
    This Production Agreement for Master Recordings template is fully editable to fit your specific circumstances.

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